The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 19.0566 Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Date: Friday, 19 Sep 2008 05:26:26 -0400
Subject: 19.0562 Hand D and Sir Thomas More
Comment: RE: SHK 19.0562 Hand D and Sir Thomas More
English contracts. Cannot becomes can't. Brighthelmstone is Brighton. Magdalene
is maudlin. Is it possible . . . in the smallest way . . . that this is the
answer to the much debated meaning of "the prenzie Angelo"? Is this another way
of saying "prentice"? I'm suddenly noticing the relationship between "frantic,"
"frenetic," and "frenzy." If "frenzy" is a contraction of "frenetic" or
"frantic," could "prenzie" be a discarded contraction for "prentice" which was
Shakespeare's other usage for "apprentice"?
This would tighten the similarities between Isabella, the apprentice nun, and
Angelo, the deputy, who was learning on the job.
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